Graduate Student-at-Large

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for the 2020–2021 Academic Year

Course Cost
Graduate Student-at-Large course* $3,988
Returning Scholar Course (View GSALB RS tuition) $2,423
Lifetime Transcript fee (all registered students) $75
Graduate Student Services fee (Returning Scholars will not be charged this fee) $432
University Student Health Insurance (may be waived with proof of comparable coverage)

$1,522 per quarter ($4,566 per year)

Spring coverage extends through to August 31, 2020. Returning Scholars have the opportunity to opt in for University health insurance. Visit the Wellness site for more information.

Check or money order

Payment and billing schedule information at the Office of the Bursar.

University tuition payment plans are not available to GSAL students.

Credit card payments are no longer accepted for GSAL students.

International Students Needing J1-visas (per quarter):

Tuition (Three GSAL courses)


Living Expenses (Graduate Students Services Fee, USHIP health insurance, Lifetime transcript fee and housing)


Total for International Students Needing J1 visas for One Quarter


*International Students needing a J1 visa from the University of Chicago may only apply for the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program and must be registered for three courses per quarter to maintain full-time status.

University Staff Employee Tuition Remission

Benefits-eligible staff employees may apply for tuition remission. The University will pay up to 50% of the tuition for up to two courses per quarter, at either the graduate or undergraduate level. The Staff Tuition Assistance Benefit form should be submitted directly to the University Benefits Office.